By: Sean Neidig, sports information graduate assistant
New Orleans, La. – The Capital Men's and Women's Track & Field teams were each honored by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association as All-Academic teams and three men and two women were honored as individuals the organization announced Thursday.
As a team, the men compiled a 3.30 GPA and the women combined to earn a 3.24. To be honored teams must have better than a 3.00 GPA. In all, 291 teams earned spots on the All-Academic list, 106 men's teams and 185 women's teams.
As individuals, junior distance runner Larkin Joseph (New Philadelphia, Ohio/New Philadelphia) and sophomore jumper/sprinter Taylor Manivanh (Grove City, Ohio/Central Crossing) earned spots on the USTFCCA All-Academic team. Manivanh was a national qualifier in the triple jump during the indoor season.
On the men's side, senior jumper Logan Allison (Gallipolis, Ohio/Gallia Academy), senior thrower Jason Coon (Bernville, Penn./Schuylkill Valley) and freshman thrower Josh Miller (Botkins, Ohio/Botkins) all found their names on the list. Allison and Coon were also honored as CoSIDA Academic All-Americans in June. Coon was also a two-time athletic All-American in the shot put in 2017-18 and Allison was a triple Jump All-American at the 2018 NCAA Division III Indoor Championships.
To be named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic team as an individual an athlete has to have a cumulative 3.30 GPA and have competed in an NCAA indoor or outdoor championship and/or finished the regular season in the top 50 nationally in an individual event or the top 35 of a relay event. Joseph and Manivanh were two of 627 women honored and Allison, Coon and Miller were three of 408 men.